Acutely original, A Visionary, Great character, Innovator, Charming, Practical. Half a dozen words or so that people have used to describe me.
But who am I? I'm two sides of the same coin. An Edinburgh based, award winning, diversely experienced Digital Creative Director full of energy and passion with a deep experience of UX design, Agile methodologies, procurement and strategy. And on the other founder of Pencil Rebel.
I'm currently working at the Scottish Government where my focus is on breathing life into developing mygovscot and transforming public sector services. In reality this means I'm working with a team on developing standards and design principles that public sector partners can take and use to redesign their digital services around the user. Mygovscot will, for the first time, give people in Scotland clearer access to public services and information no matter which organisation provides them.
Over the years I've collected a huge variety of awards that I'm extremely proud of including DADI Awards, Marketing Society Award 2013, Roses Creative Awards 2013, Chairman's Bright Sparks Award 2012 - VisitScotland Staff Recognition Award and CIM Marketing Excellence Awards 2012 for a variety of clients including:
Ryder Cup 2014, Brave Disney/Pixar, Scottish Thistle Awards, The Winning Years including Year of Creative Scotland 2012, Year of Natural Scotland 2013, Surprise Yourself, First Choice, Thomson, London Stock Exchange, Tesco, ASDA, Alton Towers, Storm Watches, White Rose Centre, Charles Church, BBC, Coca Cola, NHS, Deutsche Post, Mercedes-Benz, DHL, BT Global, John Lewis Partnership.
To find out more about how I can help you, connect with me on linkedin.
Interview by The Creativity Portal which aims to inspire and stimulate creativity in learning and teaching through partnerships between education and the arts and cultural sectors, to support the Curriculum for Excellence.
Acutely original, A Visionary, Great character, Innovator, Charming, Practical. Half a dozen or so words that people have used to describe me.
But who am I? I'm two sides of the same coin. Founder of Pencil Rebel, an Arts, Crafts and Design Playground that I started in 2006. It's a small visionary studio that specialises in interactive design, games and stop motion animation. And on the other I'm an experienced Digital Creative Director.
At Pencil Rebel I use unconventional materials and techniques to build award winning games, websites, video and other forms of modern art.
Some of the awards I've won that I'm extremely proud of include FWA and Best Games at Flash in the Can, Webby Awards Honoree, nominee at the Golden Joystick Awards and in 2010 I joined the FWA judges team.
Clients that I've wored for include: Ryder Cup 2014, Brave Disney/Pixar, Scottish Thistle Awards, The Winning Years including Year of Creative Scotland 2012, Year of Natural Scotland 2013, Surprise Yourself, First Choice, Thomson, London Stock Exchange, Tesco, ASDA, Alton Towers, Storm Watches, White Rose Centre, Charles Church, BBC, Coca Cola, NHS, Deutsche Post, Mercedes-Benz, DHL, BT Global, John Lewis Partnership.
Pencil Rebel is an experimental website created using mixed media and Flash to provide a unique, interactive experience.
Play at http://pencilrebel.com/pencil-rebel (req. flash player)
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